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Scorpions Calls It A Day

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German hard rock legends Scorpions have announced that their forthcoming new album, "Sting In The Tail" and it's subsequent world tour, will be the band's last. A statement from the band discussing their forthcoming split reads as follows:

"Important message to our fans:

"It was always our pleasure, our purpose in life, our passion and we were fortunate enough to make music for you - whether it was live on stage or in the studio, creating new songs.

"While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was – and how much fun we were still having, in the process. But there was also something else: We want to end the Scorpions' extraordinary career on a high note. We are extremely grateful for the fact that we still have the same passion for music we’ve always had since the beginning. This is why, especially now, we agree we have reached the end of the road. We finish our career with an album we consider to be one of the best we have ever recorded and with a tour that will start in our home country Germany and take us to five different continents over the next few years.

"We want you, our fans, to be the first to know about this. Thank you for your never-ending support throughout the years!

"We uploaded the very first snippets from our new album for you. And now… let’s get the party started and get ready for a Sting in the Tail!

"See you on the world tour."

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1. Acid/Rain writes:

Wow this is horrible news

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 9:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. sunybud writes:

Finally.Some good news.Hope they quit music altogether.

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 9:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. godlike writes:

:(

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 9:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Zukros writes:

:O
:(

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. izzo writes:

so they're breaking up after a tour thats going to last a few years? shouldnt they have just announced the break-up near the end of the tour? its a bit early

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 10:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. deathbringer writes:

Well by announcing their breakup now, this becomes a farewell tour and they can probably sell more tickets.

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. deathfreak writes:

That sucks

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Chazz writes:

Certainly does suck!

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RTB writes:

Great 80s hard rock band....had alot of hits, did some great things, cool guys..wish them nothing but the best, and thank them for making some great music over the years......
They put germany on the map music wise as well

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

Saw them in 2005 supporting Judas Priest. Absolutely fantastic stuff. I'll have to try and catch a headline show on this final tour.

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BodomBeach writes:

:O

Woah, unexpected much...

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. spiral_architect writes:

the scorpions are a heavy metal institution. that this is the end of the road for them is sad, because they have been making superb music since the 70's.......

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. weasel321 writes:

bad news this sucks!

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 5:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. RTB writes:

^BODOM long time no hear where the hell you been....nice to see u back

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

saw them in 96 with kings x opening....great show!!!!

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. PuckettJp2 writes:

wow, that sucks. when they come to my town, I AM seeing them. it is a must. this may be the scorpions concert ill be going to, but at least though ill have seen them in concert. theyre a really awesome band, i love em

P.S. sunybud - how dare you say that about the Scorpions, thats cold man

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. j writes:

Nooooooooo!

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Bernard writes:

Nooooooooo!

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. killernofiller writes:

Hope i have the opp to see them on tour, never got a chance to before. Lotta history with these dudes...if I remember correctly they were the first rock/metal outfit to tour behind The Iron Curtain. Like 'em or not, a band can't stay around for 40 years without having the goods to keep on rollin'. Unfortunately, it's only a matter of time before some talentless rapper "samples" Rock You Like a Hurricane"....if it hasn't happened already.....

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 8:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. EyeHateYou writes:

OH NO!!! What ever will I not listen to now?

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. darkA.T.M writes:

no way! :(

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Necrovomit writes:

didnt see that coming :\

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. jimmy j. writes:

One of the top bands of all time. hate to see it end but I do wish them the best.

# Jan 24, 2010 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. WOLF7 writes:

Right decision, in my opinion.
I think they've been on a steady decline since Savage Amusement (1988) and haven't really cared that much about any of their albums since, but gotta say, they ARE still on top of what they do and this is a good moment to pull the plug, instead of becoming a joke (too many names to mention). So, well done Hannover boys!

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 4:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. your555im666 writes:

Now i know this, I'm totally gonna see them in concert. See you in Greece guys! Can't wait till Summer.

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 7:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Crushem writes:

Damn, that sucks, but if it's time, it's time. At least they know
when to quit, instead of continuing way after their prime and making sh*t, like another legendary band I could mention...

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 8:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Persecution Mike writes:

Metallica ?

Hope to see The Scorpions then !!!

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 8:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Crushem writes:

Got it, Mike :-)

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 8:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Spellbinder writes:

:o :(

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 8:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. NemesisTSC writes:

Well rumours about the band break up were right, anyway i think they had a good run and made some great music over the years.

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Hollow writes:

Edguy will be part of the tour and play as special guests on the German leg of the tour.

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Handy writes:

Woah, unexpected much...

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. BodomBeach writes:

RTB: Oops, I know it was a while ago (waaay up there) but just around, being too lazy to log on... :) nice to be back even to this news :(

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. BrunoHockalugie writes:

BodomBeach- Hey what's up? Good to see that you are coming to the site more often!

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Sad to hear the Scorps are calling it quits, but they certainly have made some great records over the past four decades. The word legendary gets thrown around alot these days, but this is a band that truly deserves that description.

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. mrhardrockn writes:

saw them on a triple bill early 2000's with dokken and whitesnake at a smaller venue-killer show!
they always rocked since world wide live hit it big

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. CoHace writes:

.......f***

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 8:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Rubyred writes:

Oh, wow "misty-tears" here so the legendary SCORPIONS are going for the finale Curtain call and I must say what a dynomite Master Metal/Pioneer band they are & couldn't agree more with #9 response post. They open up "many" music doors for not only their Country of Germany but Worldwide. Love you SCORPIONS: Klaus, Rudolph (my favorite), Mathias, Herman & Francis and Uli & Micheal (the foundation "click" of the SCORPIONS Music History success) and other fine musicians members that participated. You guys are phenomanel & will never forget the times (3 in all) when seeing you guys/The SCORPIONS high energy trailblazing on stage...'WOW, WOW, WOW their's "No One Like YOU" and definately look forward to your newest album/Cd release "String In the Tail" and Worldwide Live Tour 2010 plus. Godbless, luv you SCORPIONS!

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. wilco writes:

sucks
still one of my fav bands but
only the older stuff
well at least they realize it them self when to quit
will miss them
but it will take at least 5 more years before the tour will be over

# Jan 26, 2010 @ 5:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Rychemn writes:

Will definetly see this tour...been wanting to ever since the "Love at First Sting" tour, they are truly an awsome band live and very sad to see them go!!! Hopefully this album will be good.....always go out with a bang I always say....Hee, hee...

# Jan 26, 2010 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Nihilist writes:

bout time

# Jan 26, 2010 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

Metal will never be the same without the Scorpions. R.I.P.

Now Playing: Scorpions - Big City Nights

# Jan 26, 2010 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. CarlKuckle writes:

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By Barry Blain

HANOVER, GERMANY—Over the weekend, it was announced that the Scorpions, Germany’s most famous rock band, will embark on a two-year world wide tour, hitting almost every country along the way. The name of the tour, ironically enough, will be “The Small Gust of Wind” tour. According to...

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# Jan 26, 2010 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. LambOfGodNZ writes:

Rammstein still going and their hard out

# Jan 27, 2010 @ 3:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. xman writes:

man that sucks big time.

# Jan 27, 2010 @ 8:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. jbalanzar writes:

Whoa! This really sucks! They were my first concert ever!

# Jan 28, 2010 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Valentine_no_more writes:

Farewell...'There's no one like you' guys.

# Jan 28, 2010 @ 3:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. kalum writes:

my fav band ever,my second ever concert,hope to see them with uli and michael on the last tour,the whole career full of high points,without them german metal may not have been as big as it has become

# Jan 29, 2010 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. xman writes:

thats too bad

# Jan 29, 2010 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. UmbraGrey writes:

wow.. if theyre gunna go, might as well go out big
so. im betting the new album will be amazing

# Jan 30, 2010 @ 10:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Dee writes:

Dis fu**kn sucks. But @ least they're touring b4 they decide 2 call it quits......ima def c 'em....I hav 2.

# Feb 1, 2010 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. xDecapitation writes:

Meh, I'll survive lol.

# Feb 3, 2010 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. nute writes:

this fu##in sucks

# Feb 5, 2010 @ 10:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Totekilmister writes:

daaaaamn it!!

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